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05 Jan Israel ends major Ethiopian rescue mission

10 Jan Safety concerns over electronic trike

10 Jan Gas blast kills eight in Putney

29 Jan Thatcher snubbed by Oxford dons

16 Feb Falklands' row civil servant resigns

03 Mar Miners call off year-long strike

08 Mar Beirut car bomb kills dozens

11 Mar Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader

11 May Fans killed in Bradford stadium fire

31 May English teams banned after Heysel

01 Jun Hippies clash with police at Stonehenge

02 Jun Uefa bans English clubs from Europe

23 Jun Air India jet crashes killing 329

25 Jun Police hunt IRA resort bombs

30 Jun Beirut ordeal ends for US hostages

04 Jul Teenage genius gets a first

07 Jul Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at 17

10 Jul Rainbow Warrior sinks after explosion

13 Jul Live Aid makes millions for Africa

13 Aug Heart-lung transplant makes history

15 Aug Virgin voyage ends in disaster

23 Aug West German spy chief defects to East

26 Aug Budd smashes 5,000m record

28 Aug East Germans charged with espionage

04 Sep Titanic wreck captured on film

14 Sep USSR expels 25 in tit-for-tat spy row

15 Sep Europe wins Ryder Cup

19 Sep Mexico suffers devastating earthquake

28 Sep Riots in Brixton after police shooting

01 Oct Riots erupt in Toxteth and Peckham

06 Oct Policeman killed in Tottenham riots

07 Oct Gunmen hijack Italian cruise liner

03 Nov Agents plead guilty in Rainbow Warrior trial

09 Nov America welcomes Charles and Diana

13 Nov Volcano kills thousands in Colombia

15 Nov Anglo-Irish agreement signed

19 Nov Superpower summit 'off to good start'

24 Nov Commandoes storm hijacked plane

27 Nov Kinnock moves against Militant

29 Nov 'Gas blast' kills five in Glasgow

21 Nov Superpowers aim for 'safer world'

18 Dec Drug traffickers' appeal rejected

27 Dec Gunmen kill 16 at two European airports
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